Robin Bell: Sound, Video, Spirituality

Video artist Robin Bell.

This will be my third year doing an audio-visual remix response to an exhibition at The Phillips Collection. The museum has one of the finest collections in the world, and I feel honored to be able to do my craft here.

The Phillips Collection is a living museum, and it is a joy to be able to contribute to helping pieces grow and take on a life beyond their original meaning, while maintaining the ideas and concepts of the original work. I primarily use still and video cameras to capture the world around me and am always inspired by the artists who capture the emotions in canvas and sculptures. Continue reading “Robin Bell: Sound, Video, Spirituality” »

Kandinsky’s World of Influence

(Left) Tomoko and Elizabeth catalog the book. (Center) A full-color plate. (Right) The book binding and slipcase.

Volunteer Tomoko Kanekiyo assists library intern Elizabeth Cawrse-Matthews in cataloguing a rare copy of Wassily Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art, translated and published in Japanese in 1924. The powerful treatise on abstraction was first published in 1911. Soon translated and sold around the world, Kandinsky’s thoughts on color and form were vastly influential. The Phillips library also recently acquired an edition in Spanish, published in Argentina in 1956. Both editions will be on display as part of Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border, June 11–September 4, 2011.